Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal | Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

(instructions for both Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats)


I have ALWAYS loved Oatmeal. As a kid, I used to eat maple brown sugar oatmeal every single morning – but I ate it from the just-add-water microwavable packet. It was quick and easy and I could do it myself. So it was a staple. The flavor is still one of my favorites.

As an adult, I moved away from the who-knows-whats-really-in-there packets to old fashioned oats. For a long time now, I have made oatmeal on my stovetop and/or the microwave. As I mentioned in my recipe blog for Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal, it really is kind of a pain, and it definitely requires attention. It requires attention at a time when too many other things are going on – anyone else’s mornings get a little hectic?

It’s never consistent either – one morning it will be too watery, the next to dry, the next clumpy, the next just ok. I still eat it, because I love it, but dealing with making stovetop or microwavable oats definitely makes a Starbucks run that much more tempting.

 

Since getting my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, I have been converted and it feels so good! 😄

 

Just like the Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal, this Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal is so. freaking. easy! And, its SO. Freaking. GOOD! I also have recipes for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and Date Raisin Walnut Oatmeal.

The Instant Pot did it again!

 

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

 
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Ingredients
For rolled oats: 
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
2 1/2 cups water
My favorite brand is Bob’s Red Mill, Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

For steel cut oats:
3 cups water
My favorite brand is Bob’s Red Mill, Organic Steel Cut Oats!
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1 t vanilla
1/4 t cinnamon
dash salt
1-3 t butter or coconut oil
1-3 T brown sugar (depends on sweetness preference – I used 2 T)
1-3 T maple syrup (depends on sweetness preference – I used 2 T)
Walnuts, pecans or almonds, chopped, optional as garnish
Additional maple syrup, optional as garnish
Directions
 
Add all ingredients directly to Instant Pot stainless steel pot or other pressure cooker and stir.
Close lid and turn vent knob to “Sealing”
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For rolled oats: Press “Manual” on Instant Pot or high pressure setting on other pressure cooker and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 3 minutes.
For steel cut oats: Press “Manual” on Instant Pot or high pressure setting on other pressure cooker and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 12 minutes.
Instant Pot (IP) display will show as “On” until IP pressurizes. When fully pressurized, IP display will show cook time and begin cook time countdown.
When cook time is complete, IP will beep and automatically change to “Keep Warm”.
Allow IP to naturally depressurize (NPR) on “Keep Warm” for 5-10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure (QPR) by turning vent knob to “Venting” – I ALWAYS place a hand towel over vent knob BEFORE turning to “Venting”
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Open lid, and stir.
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Serve. Savor. ENJOY!
The easiest, hands off, morning friendly, sweet, comforting, HEALTHY breakfast goodness!

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal | Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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I prefer topping with some walnuts (or nut of your preference) – this gives it some crunchy texture which I just love. I also add a dash of cinnamon on top — both are totally optional (but delish)!
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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal | Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

Instructions include directions for either rolled oats or steel cut oats - they have different water to oat ratios and different cooking times.

Servings: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats for rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups water or milk for rolled oats
  • 1 cup steel cut oats for steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water or milk for steel cut oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 1-3 tsp butter or coconut oil based on your preference
  • 1-3 tbsp brown sugar based on your preference
  • 1-3 tbsp maple syrup based on your preference
  • chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds optional as garnish
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients directly to Instant Pot stainless steel pot and stir.

  2. Close lid and turn vent knob to “Sealing”

  3. For rolled oats: Press “Manual” on Instant Pot or High Pressure setting on other pressure cooker and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 3 minutes.

    For steel cut oats: Press “Manual” on Instant Pot or  High Pressure setting on other pressure cooker and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 12 minutes.

  4. When cook time is complete, allow IP to naturally depressurize (NPR) on “Keep Warm” for 5-10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure (QPR) by turning vent knob to “Venting”

  5. Open lid, stir and serve with optional garnish.

  6. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated for 3-4 days if needed.